Tupelo Honey - Raleigh

4.4
723 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-soured, and always Southern.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Daily Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10:30am - 9:00pm, Friday: 10:30am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 9:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(919) 723-9353
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Payment options
Discover, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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There are two lots available on Stafford Road behind the restaurant. Free valet is available Friday night through Sunday brunch.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 723 People Are Saying
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DG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends were visiting me from NY and we’re such foodies that we wanted a great brunch place. This place was recommended by someone who knew the area pretty well. I must say, we were not disappointed! I made reservations and there was no wait time. I was afraid we were going to lose our spot because we were 10 minutes late, but out table was waiting for us. The ambiance, the service and the food were magnificent. Let’s just say, we are our plates clean! This was one of my faves! Try it! You won’t be disappointed.

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DP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a great place to meet up with old friends of hours and catch up. It was a busy day at the restaurant but we weren't pressured to leave-so nice. The service was great too!

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SG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic biscuits! Love their homemade jam, and their entree salads were so good! Two thumbs up!

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TF
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Brunch at 11AM on a busy Sunday. Noise level was high, restaurant was packed. My over easy eggs were cold, the sausage cooked but barely warm, the cheese grits delicious. They tried again with the eggs, but nope, still cold. The wait staff were attentive. The kitchen totally mixed up my friend and my plates. I've never seen that before - all the right food items but on the wrong plates.

Even with that, I will go back. I like the Tupelo in Asheville and believe this chain has a good mix of Southern food decently priced for the area. I won't, however, order over easy eggs here again.

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KL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought friends for Sunday Brunch who had not been to Tupelo Honey before. I always check the reviews and noted that there were customers who found the service to be lacking (different complaints). We found it to be just the opposite. Our server was attentive, friendly, professional, and fun to have as our server. Would definitely recommend others to come here.

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BP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service. Food was good, but not great. Server was knowledgeable about menu and very efficient. App and entree came out quickly but didn’t feel rushed.

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JP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food but drinks are small and overpriced. The chocolate ganache cake was $9.50 for a small piece of unfrosted cake. Save your money.

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t
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food!!!

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M
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the evening, had a very sweet waitress and the food was delicious. Only one drawback, there was a fan making very strange noises the entire time directly above us that was driving my friends and a bit bonkers. Other than that great night with delicious food!

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JC
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was terrible. I had to get up and ask the hostess stations for plates/napkins/silverware. We never knew when we would see our waitress again, she was never available. We had to hunt for her to ask for the bill. She was rude and just made the experience unpleasant. Our food came out cold. They sat us in the sun despite many tables available under the umbrellas. No fans were near us, and there were bees everywhere. This used to be our go to place to take out of town guests, not sure we will be back.

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Use your open table app. Plan ahead it fills up quickly around dinner.

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OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but not spectacular. Service was attentive and friendly. Decent variety of gluten free offerings including bread for sandwiches which is much appreciated!

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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was unique. Great options. Very accommodating. Service was great. Server Megan went above and beyond. Will return soon.

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omelets and grits are awesome. Outdoor seating is very nice.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely, relaxing brunch spot. Good food and very polite staff. I will definitely be going back.

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OT
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent food a little pricy but ok! Honey chipotle chicken wings were spot on

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DS
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Mimosas were not very good but I guess you shouldn't expect much for a three dollar Mimosa. Our waiter was fantastic and even took care of one of our party when she had an issue with her food and went above and beyond. Food was fantastic, service from kitchen a little slow but they were busy.

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BW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed all the entrees we sampled and look forward to returning in the future. The drink I loved the most had lavender in it. Pure perfection 😋

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tupelo Honey continued to impress us with their options (including always some good vegetarian options) every time we visit.

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B
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great! Service was mediocre. Took 10 minutes for a greet and we got greeted with waters which is fine but informal if you ask me. Drinks from the bar took forever and when they hit the table that had obviously sat there and sweat in the window because half of it would be watered down. We asked for ketchup and he forgot. Just maybe they shouldn’t have such big sections if they can’t handle it. Maybe 3 table sections or 4 tables AT MOST. Food was good and I would definitely go back, but would be hestiant if I was in a hurry.

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G
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped here for the 1st time prior to attending the theater. Our server, Began, was attentive without being annoying. We told him we were in no hurry and he spaced out our drinks, appetizer, and meals perfectly. The food was uniquely assembled and cooked perfectly. We would definitely recommend this place to everyone and will stop back again when we are in town.

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PF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious modernized Southern fare with a cool vibe. Check out the belt-driven ceiling fans!

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DK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 2nd time at Tupelo’s and I was just as impressed as the first time with both the quality of the food and excellent service. The fried green tomatoes, Brussels, and fried chicken were ridiculously good.

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n
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming to Tupelo Honey near Cameron Village. The food is so delicious, fresh, local and the service is always great. Make sure to have a reservation- it is a busy place! Very worth the wait though!

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SP
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought our Mom here for her birthday 8/27. They enjoyed the food and the scenery and out waiter Vicky. We will be returning again.

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CT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!! Customer service was great and food came pretty quickly. Our meals were delicious!! Definitely returning in the future

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D
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great take on modern Southern food, really caring staff. This is one of my favorite places for Sunday brunch - definitely recommend getting a reservation

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A
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my friends and I went here for brunch on a Sunday. The food was amazing! I definitely recommend making a reservation, as it gets very busy.

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KB
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was disappointed with my most recent visit to Tulepo Honey Cafe. I had gone a couple of years ago and absolutely loved it, but this time everything seemed to fall short. The food was subpar, and everyone at my six person table didn't like their food. The noise level made it almost impossible to hear each other in conversation. Our waiter did not tend to our table well and it took a long time to even get waters filled. Getting the check took a very long time and as someone allergic to milk, I was disappointed in the lack of choices they had.

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BL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal, had great service, and a wonderful evening.

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CB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great chicken along with everything my party ordered. Honey that came with chicken too spicey. Needed some plain honey. Biscuits were fantastic!

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s
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The honey fried chicken was utterly delicous . Pair that with a Rosemary peach iced tea and wow....you are in heaven!

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BC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

My official 50 character review of this restaurant is that it was very much just "meh."

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B
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This was our first time there. I had looked at the menu on the website and it looked good but there weren't any prices listed. We decided to give it a try. We had a reservation and were promptly seated. It was pretty quiet for a Friday night but we liked that. I had the trout which was very good and my husband had the friend chicken. The portions were large and the food was tasty. The wine menu leaves a lot to be desired. There aren't many choices and I thought it was a little high to pay $13 for a glass of wine that wasn't that good. Anyway, I think it is overpriced for the casual type restaurant that it is. We spent over $80 and had no appetizers or dessert. One glass of wine, one glass of beer and two entrees. We won't be returning.

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EW
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good, but possibly overpriced! I would suggest signing up for their emails because they offer amazing deals, including one free entree which we were able to use!

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RB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Megan was our wonderful bartender/server during this visit. She ensured our drinks were exactly what we asked them to be and that our meals came out as we wanted. Early in the afternoon so the place was fairly quiet and pleasant. Do wish they'd fix the huge hole in the middle of the overflow parking as that was a bit rough but everything once we got inside was fabulous as always

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MB
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was great but the service was not. Menu items were forgotten, reminders were ignored. I brought my daughter and my grandkids for their first taste of a true Southern gem- very disappointing...

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WZ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Extremely noisy, prices outrageous, tables too close. Table we were offered tucked into a corner next to an exterior passage door. Too much wait staff traffic. Restaurant targeted for the trendy crowd. Food may be great but a poor value dining experience.

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OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The manager working tonight was phenomenal! I saw a food blogger post a flight that she tried that looked delicious. So that was 99% of the reason we went there tonight. It's not something on the menu but the manager made it happen anyway and comped an appetizer. The serving food is ALWAYS amazing.

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